Trainer Todd Pletcher had indicated that DeBartolo Stable’s 6-year-old mare Life At Ten might make her season debut in the April 15 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park. He instead has found another option closer to her winter home at Palm Meadows. She is entered in an $80,100 optional/allowance feature Sunday, April 10, at Gulfstream Park.
Jockey John Velazquez will be in New York Saturday to ride Repole Stable’s Uncle Mo as the odds-on favorite in the Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, but returns Sunday for the mount on Life At Ten as she makes her first start since the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) in the one-mile test against six rivals.
Life At Ten sets out on another campaign after ending the 2010 season on a sour note when eased in the Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs Nov. 5. The daughter of Malibu Moon went into the Breeders’ Cup as one of the choices at odds of less than 4-to-1 after winning the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park in her previous start over Unrivaled Belle, who went on to win the Ladies’ Classic.
Completing the field for Sunday’s feature are Belle Watling Syndicate’s Belle Watling, Luis Duco Stable’s Glotona, Alberto Acosta’s The Isabella Angel, Rose Family Stable’s Joanie’s Catch, Pinnacle Racing’s Musical Romance, and Farnsworth Stables’ Jehan.